Friday, December 2, 2022

Fires In Tilbury And South Ockendon Overnight

Auckland Road Tilbury

4am

A fire investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of an incident involving a car, a garage, a shed and several trees.

Initially a single appliance was sent to tackle the incident, which was reported as a fence alight. But after a number of calls to ECFRS’ Control, a second appliance was sent to assist.
Firefighters reported that the blaze was well alight when they arrived at the scene. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to tackle the incident, which was dealt with by 05:08 hrs.

Derry Court, Derry Avenue, South Ockendon

2am

Crews were called to a fire in an internal bin cupboard. On arrival at the scene, firefighters reported that the whole of the four-storey domestic dwelling was smoke logged.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used one hose reel to tackle the incident and a thermal image camera to assist in a search. By 02:23 hrs, the fire was extinguished.

They used a high pressure fan to clear the building of smoke.

A joint Police and Fire Service investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the incident.

There were no casualties and residents did not need to be evacuated.

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